Theatre and Dance Department presents "If You Ever Come by Here"
Alex Riad ’12 will direct his original play as his performing arts senior thesis production.
LocationRecital Hall, Barler Hall
Wells College presents a production of the original play “If You Ever Come by Here,” written and directed by Alex Riad ’12 as his performing arts senior thesis production. The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. March 9 and 10 in the Recital Hall of Barler Hall on the Wells College campus. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.
“If You Ever Come by Here” addresses themes of guilt, honesty, friendship and selfishness as they relate to unrequited love. The play focuses on difficulties in the conflicted relationship between two twenty-somethings whose lives are characterized by misfortune—Luke (Forrest Lambert ’14), who is unlucky, dissatisfied with life and imprudently in love with Kate (Claudia Nolan ’12), who is unable to return his feelings or to abandon her despairing friend.
“’If You Ever Come by Here’ is about our most basic human need to connect with one another and the strain on the psyche that occurs when these connections are severed,” said writer and director Alex Riad ’12. The production will be stage managed by Alexi Montgomery ’13 with tech design by Jeremiah Miller ’13. It contains adult language and themes and is intended for mature audiences. Riad has written 11 original plays, three of which have been performed at Wells and two one-act plays performed as part of the recent Nomad Series at the Bank Street and Cherry Lane Theatres in New York City.